Voices from the Aftermath of Deportation

While the pros and cons of detention and deportation are debated widely in the United States media today, the realities of life in the aftermath of deportation are rarely mentioned. An estimated two million people have been deported or returned to Mexico under the Obama Administration, and many factors suggest that the number of detentions […]

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Labor and Human Rights in the Trump Era, at Home and Abroad

During the 2016 election, Donald Trump routinely highlighted the economic suffering faced by American workers, critiquing deinstrialization and arguing that trade agreements played a major role in the loss of American manufacturing jobs. Despite this, he has not indicated any interest in making trade agreements fairer by raising labor standards in foreign countries, as critics […]

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RightsWatch: Immigration

Over the next four years, we are likely to witness dramatic changes in how the US government sees and treats fundamental rights. RightsWatch seeks to bring Duke scholars and activists in conversation about the rights debates that will shape the future. These panels are designed to comment on a fast-moving political scene while at the […]

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RightsWatch: Health Care

What do the rights to due process, health care, a clean environment, education, and living wage have in common? Over the next four years, we are likely to witness dramatic changes in how the US government sees and treats fundamental rights. RightsWatch seeks to bring Duke scholars and activists in conversation about the rights debates […]

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Applications due for Teaching for Equity Fellowships

The Teaching for Equity Fellowship, open to faculty of all ranks, is a year-long seriesĀ of workshops that provide tools for addressing issues around identity, race and racism in our classrooms. Developed by the Duke Human Rights Center in the Franklin Humanities Institute, these workshops directly address issues raised by students–from all backgrounds–who report feeling at […]

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